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Creating a Two-Function Button for Interactive PDF or SWF

By Steve Werner in

How to create a button that appears to have two appearances and toggles two actions.

I’ve posted before about how to create a button which both shows and hides another object. Such an interactivity effect can be exported both in an interactive PDF file and in a SWF file which can be played in a web browser.

The method which I described is to give the trigger button two events. Events are mouse actions. I described giving an action to the On Roll Over event to show a picture, and giving the same button an action to hide the picture during the On Roll Off event. (Alternatively, you could have the picture show when the trigger button is clicked—the On Click event—and have it hide when the mouse button is released—the On Releaseevent.

But on the Adobe InDesign Forum, I saw this request:

Using InDesign CS5, I’m trying to create a button that when clicked, shows another button; when clicked again, hides the button that was previously shown. Like a toggle. I’ve not been able to do this.


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Interactive InDesign

Make your InDesign layouts fly–and sing, dance, and play movies–with the greatest of ease.

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Interactive Galleries

InDesign CS5 has a whole bunch of new interactive features. We take a close look at how to use the multi-state objects to create a simple image gallery. We use Adobe Bridge to drag and drop or place images, we also use the new corner effects. But more importantly than that we use the ugliest arrow heads ever.

Create rich interactive documents with InDesign CS5

The definition of a “document” has become less straightforward as more information destinations emerge.
Documents today can incorporate blended experiences that combine the look and feel of a traditional print
document with websites that include rich media. The means by which people access and consume that
information—in print, on desktops, and on mobile devices—also continue to change. Keeping pace with these
changes and trends, Adobe InDesign CS5 software offers a new feature set that allows rich interactive
document content to be created and directly published as a desktop/browser experience apart from, or in
addition to, a printed piece.
This white paper discusses the following:

  1. Why InDesign for interactive documents
  2. InDesign CS5 interactive features overview
  3. Project scenario:Interactive travel brochure
  4. Button-based document navigation
  5. Animation and timing
  6. Multistate objects
  7. Adding and controlling audio and video
  8. Establishing page transitions
  9. Previewing your interactive document
  10. Publishing to SWF and FLA

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